African Games


The African Games are open to all the nations on the continent of Africa. The francophone African Friendship Games held in the early sixties can be considered a forerunner of the event.
Since 1987 the games have been held on a quadrennial schedule.
Since 1991 it is an U-23 competition.
In 2003 a women's competition was added for the first time. The ANOCA (Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa) decided the hosts.
The 2019 edition was played by under-20 sides since CAF postponed the qualifying matches for the U-23 Africa Championship 2019 to September, which served also as qualifications for the Games.


Palmares

Year City         Country      Champions        Runners-up         Third

1965 Brazzaville  Congo        Congo        0-0 Mali          [*1] Ivory Coast
1973 Lagos        Nigeria      Nigeria      2-0 Guinea             Egypt
1978 Algiers      Algeria      Algeria      1-0 Nigeria            Ghana
1987 Nairobi      Kenya        Egypt        1-0 Kenya              Malawi
1991 Cairo        Egypt        Cameroon     1-0 Tunisia            Nigeria
1995 Harare       Zimbabwe     Egypt        3-1 Zimbabwe           Nigeria
1999 Johannesburg South Africa Cameroon     0-0 Zambia        [*2] South Africa
2003 Abuja        Nigeria      Cameroon     2-0 Nigeria            Ghana
2007   various    Algeria      Cameroon     1-0 Guinea             Tunisia
2011 Maputo       Mozambique   Ghana        1-1 South Africa  [*3] Cameroon
2015 Brazzaville  Congo        Senegal      1-0 Burkina Faso       Nigeria
2019 Rabat        Morocco      Burkina Faso 2-0 Nigeria            Senegal

[*1] Congo won 7-2 on corner kicks
[*2] Cameroon won 4-3 on penalties
[*3] Ghana won 4-2 on penalties


Medal Ranking

                    G  S  B
Cameroon            4     1
Egypt               2     1
Nigeria             1  3  3
Burkina Faso        1  1
Ghana               1     2
Senegal             1     1
Algeria             1
Congo(-Brazzaville) 1
Guinea                 2
South Africa           1  1
Tunisia                1  1
Kenya                  1
Mali                   1
Zambia                 1
Zimbabwe               1
Ivory Coast               1
Malawi                    1
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